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Welcome to Faculty of Science and Agriculture

The Faculty of Science and Agriculture consists of fourteen (14) Departments, one of which offers the Foundation programme while others offer the BSc degree in thirty-seven (37) double majors.The Faculty of Science and Agriculture is also known for its attractiveness to students from different countries although the majority are from South Africa

Professor Nokuthula Kunene

PA/Secretary:

Ms Bongiwe Kunene
(035) 902 6649
kuneneb@unizulu.ac.za

WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN

The vision of the Faculty is to be the leading Faculty in a rural based comprehensive University providing quality programs through teaching, research and community engagement.  The Faculty boasts of the finest ladies and gentlemen of the academic profession in various fields of Science, who are working together to develop skilled graduates for the private and public work places at home and abroad.

Our Faculty consists of fourteen (14) Departments, one of which offers the Foundation programme while others offer the BSc degree in thirty-seven (37) double majors.The double majors are complemented by a number of focused degrees in Agriculture, Consumer and Nursing Sciences.The Department of Agriculture offers three focused Agricultural degrees (Agribusiness, Agronomy and Animal Science).The Faculty also offer post graduate studies leading to the award of MSc and PhDs in Science, Agriculture and Nursing. 

The Faculty of Science and Agriculture is known for its attractiveness to students from different countries although the majority are from South Africa.

Besides being engaged in-class and in practical activities, the students get opportunities to visit various relevant companies in the industry to apply knowledge and gain additional skills and exposure to solving real life problems. The Faculty also organizes several workshops to assist students in acquiring Unizulu graduate attributes.

The Faculty is proud to be home to one of the thriving research chairs in South Africa in addition to various other pockets of excellence in the Faculty. The Chair in Nanotechnology is hosted in our Department of Chemistry as UNIZULU’s contribution to South African Research Chair initiative. The Centre of Excellence in Mobile e-services, hosted in Computer science is sponsored by two industry giants namely Telkom SA and Huawei Africa among Sixteen others in the Country. We are also proud of our relationships with iThemba Labs in Cape Town, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, the Agricultural and Medical Research Councils, the National Research Foundation as well as the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Pretoria for significant support with research equipment, student sponsorships and collaborators as strategic backbones behind our postgraduate study programmes.

The partnership and assistance enlisted above are the reason why the research conducted in the Faculty is so relevant to the communities that surround the University and beyond. We work in collaboration with institutions nationally and internationally with several exchange programs in place. Our emerging mission is to develop programmes that will provide entrepreneurial skills to our graduates.

Please have a look at our website to learn about our academic programmes and the excellent academics in the Faculty of Science and Agriculture

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